Author: Mark Blumenthal, et al
Abridged version of the Complete German
Commission E Monographs with monographs on black cohosh. Concise
data including composition, uses, contraindications, interactions
with other drugs, and actions.
The Pharmaceutical Press, London, 1996
Author: Carol A. Newall, Linda Anderson
and David Phillipson
An in depth clinical monograph of cimicifuga
racemosa (black cohosh) with concise data including its use,
description of doses, pharmacological actions and possible
, CRC Press,
200 Corporate Blvd NW, Boca Raton, FL 33431 pp.120-121
Author: James A. Duke
Black cohosh presented with historical context
and scientific names as well as various uses beyond the use
to alleviate menopausal symptoms. Briefly discusses toxicity.
, Prevention Magazine,
Author: Varro Tyler
Concise, easy to understand overview of
black cohosh with its historical uses given, including the
famous Lydia Pinkhams elixir for women. Dr.Tyler notes, "When
it comes to menopausal symptoms, black cohosh appears capable
of providing relief comparable to HRT."
Brand New Edition 1999
Author: Varro E. Tyler, Ph.D.
Nice historical and scientific overview
of black cohosh. Gives good description of various studies
and their results and offers information on its use for both
menopausal symptoms and PMS.
Author: Andrew Cheavllier
Visually pleasing, nicely presented monograph
of cimicifuga racemosa or black cohosh. Overviews preparations,
parts used, habitat and cultivation, research and traditional
and current uses.
Author: Steven Foster
Informative and interesting overview of
Black Cohosh by Steven foster a contemporary master herbalist,
including both historical and clinical data on black cohosh
and its reported positive effects on womens health
Quarterly Review of Natural Medicine,
Summer 1998, pp 117-125
Author: Joerg Gruenwald, Ph.d.
Clinical overview of black cohosh with in
depth discussion of its makeup and how it works to relieve
symptoms for menopausal women. Refuting the supposition that
it is estrogen-like and concluding that new data points to
black cohosh as being non-hormonal which is good news for
women who are at risk for breast cancer.
Herbal Gram, Winter 1999, Vol. 45 pp. 36-48)
Author: Steven Foster
A thorough in depth examination of black
cohosh and all its characteristics. The piece begins with
the botanical history of black cohosh including the identification
and explanation of its various species worldwide. It then
moves to both American and European medicinal histories of
use and the beginnings of chemical investigations. The author
then discusses the major studies of black cohosh throughout
the 1980s and 1990s, charting the significant information
for comparison and conclusions of each, and concluding that
black cohosh is not estrogenic in effect and does not suppress
Medica, Vol. 57, 1991, pp. 420-424
Author: Eva Maria Duker, et al
A gonad is a reproductive gland such as
an ovary or testes. A gonadotropin is one of the hormones
like FSH that is stimulated by the gonad. This study analyzes
the LH and FSH levels with relationship to black cohosh and
shows the direct relationship between black cohosh and LH
and hypothesizes how it may work.
, Morrow/Avon Division of
Harper Collins, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Author: Andrea Pierce
A reference guide offering information on
both black cohosh as well as many other herbs. Somewhat tepid
review of black cohosh citing a 1986 FDA ruling of black cohosh
having "no therapeutic value".
Journal of Women's Health, Vol.
7, No. 5, 1998, pp. 525-529
Author: Shari Lieberman, Ph.D., C.N.S.
Comprehensive discussion of cimicifuga racemosa
(black cohosh) including its historical uses, clinical trials,
safety and efficacy. Concluding that the positive benefits
of black cohosh for menopausal symptoms have been established
in open and controlled investigations using established and
validated testing procedures.
of Natural Products, 2000, pp 905-910
Author: Dr. Yu Shao
Chemistry lesson about the identification
of eight additional glycosides found in cimicifuga racemosa.
The tripterpene glycosides are the main components of black
cohosh and are used as marker compounds to standardize black
of Natural Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 4, May 1996, pp. 7-10
Remifemin is a standardized black cohosh
extract similar to Oöna. Article discusses of the benefits
of black cohosh use in the form of Remifemin as opposed to
HRT. Concludes that black cohosh in the form of Remifemin
has been shown to produce symptomatic relief comparable to
that of HRT without the risk of serious side effects.
Quarterly Review of Natural Medicine, Spring 1996, pp.
Author: Dr. N. Beusche